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Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
of the government. so because there is lesser union representation, you point out the power of workers is diminished. they're paid on averager $6,000 a year less in those states with right-to-work laws. >> yes. >> eliot: that's a huge and dramatic impact. what in terms of job growth has been the lesson learned if any? >> i think what a lot of states it in the south argue is a lot of companies toyota and other companies going to the south because it is cheaper to employ workers there. they're making a lot less and unions are a lot weaker there. however, let's look at some jobs looking at indiana. last january of 2012, there was a lockout of about 500 caterpillar locomotive workers in london, ontario. they were making $28 an hour. the company wanted them to make $14 an hour. they were members of a union. they said no. caterpillar decided to move the jobs to indiana where the workers weren't members of a union and would work for $14 an hour. so sure some of the states get more jobs but the question is it a net overall i
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
hates the government? maybe singing a little different tune today. >> it's because government's now telling them stop dreaming, stop striving. we'll take care of you. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. ... and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. >> cenk: the middle east is on fire, of course, what else is new, right? first we start in egypt where the new president has time to give himself unchecked powers with no oversight over his additions. tens of thousands of protestors marching on the palace. they've breached blockades barbed wire and it is a mess over there. they say this is the last stand and the last warning. over in syria the government is apparently moving its chemical weapons. now, of course is a red line for nato and the u.s. and even russia is concerned about this, saying if you use chemical weapons, then the international community will have to respond. already 40,000 dead in syria. >> in ir
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
the debt ceiling. it's not even like the government shutdown. you don't necessarily have an enormous market reaction. this is not like the country defaulting on its debt. but it's serious for two reasons. we don't know what the reaction could be. there it is a chance that it could spook the markets. the second thing, the combine pieces of this passage is a combined 4% of the gdp. if they went into affect and remained in affect not just for a couple of weeks but for the full year it's hard to see how the economy avoids a recession next year. it's not guaranteed but it's more than enough to push the economy into a recession. if you go over for a few weeks it's not clear if the damage would be so great. it's hard to see how the economy sacrifice next year healthy if it's not averted in some way. >> eliot: david, that's clearly correct if the entirety of it continueed uninterrupted, but some pieces will occur regardless, other pieces could be remedied, which is why the timing issue and the cataclysm in january 1st has struck me whereme--we'll wait and see if anything happens. ruth, turning to t
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
republicans hate government and that's why they don't run it very well. >> but they hate government so that's why they don't run it very well. >> right. >> bill press said you can't be in washington without giving you opinion about whether or not we're going off the fiscal cliff, blah, blah blah. and i said the democrats tend to be the responsible party in terms of wanting to govern and then bill says because they hate it, and i say right. why would you make some big operate well that you don't like. >> you are a couple of marksists. >> what did reagan say? the government is the problem. >> right. they don't like the government. >> and i don't suppose the government is anything anybody would ever want to strangle in the bathtub. >> stephanie: no. all right. let's dive in to right-wing world. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: all right. rush limbaugh. >> folks i'm a little worn-out fed up and very inpatient with these ongoing assaults on the people who work in this country. the current disaster is not teaching people a lesson, nothing will. we're not teaching people to be
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Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
's this last group who are willing to compromise and combine their ideologies with governing. it is this group bit by bit who are peeling away the extreme views of the rest of the party. the most important question remains are there enough of them to make a deal and reign in the g.o.p. circus. joining me now charles pierce, writer to esquire and author and host of ring of fire and majority report sam seder. do you feel sorry for john boehner who has all these circus folks with him? >> i don't. >> eliot: shocking to me. >> look, he has--he's trying to maintain his caucus, and you know at the end of the day i don't really invest too heavily about the actual persons of these politicians. the fact that you were talking about lindsey graham who pressureperceived-- >> eliot: i was setting him up to tear him down. >> the point is he's facing re-election. the republican electorate that the republicans have nurtured and grown. they have created frankenstein, i've said it before on this program, and basically they're at the mercy of these people. they created this monster and they can't put it back in t
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
the deficit calling for no tax increases and true cuts in government spending. >> as opposed to the clinton plan tax spend job loss. >> the president is taking us down the path of more travels, more spending and bigger government. >> let's force the president and the people who run the house and senate the democratic majority to play the cards on the table. >> he has to reduce the deficit for real. >> we'll have no new taxes and we'll have reform and less government as a solution to our problem. >> i think you're going to find what the republicans have done is dramatically more desirable. >> president clinton must understand that he has to cut spend forego real. >> you've got to be persistent in this business. >> cenk: they're saying the identical things nearly 20 years later. were they right? president clinton did raise the marginal tax rates for the top bracket. well, the heritage foundation, the leading conservative think tank predicted doom and gloom along with those republicans you just saw saying it would create higher deficits. they were a recipe for recession. it would "destroy jobs
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Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
government goes in there and raids these clubs. if the state is a player, the feds largely are hands-off. >> help me out here. so in washington state and colorado, it's not only legal toto i am bible or to smoke. right? but it's legal to grow? >> it's legal to grow in colorado. washington state does not allow home-grown cultivation. >> they are importing it from where? >> it will be grown in washington in cultivation centers. >> i see but not at home? >> you can grow up to six plants at home in washington. >> in colorado? >> yeah. >> and then you can legally sell it and the state gets a sales tax. >> that's right. in one year because they have to put the regulations out, promulgate them and fight and all, but more or less a year from now people will be able to go into these places like you and i can get alcohol and tobacco on and caffeine and use it possibly in a private setting. you can't use it like in a coffee-shop setting like in amsterdam. >> by the way, i was in amsterdam 10 days ago. i looked for one of those damn pot coffee shops. carol and i
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
of having government completely disarm the citizenry. they also had gun control laws. they didn't view the second amendment as a libertarian license for anyone to have any gun anywhere they wanted. >> there were gun control laws way back when, when our founding fathers were drafting these words. what kind of gun limitations were there back then and from the existence of those laws, even if you were an originalist to kind of try to understand and unwrap and figure out what the original drafters meant what could you then discern about the capacity to pass current gun control laws. one thing we know is that the founding fathers regulated guns and who could own them when they thought it was necessary for public safety. the kind of things they thought was necessary we don't grow with anymore. they thought blacks shouldn't have guns and had disdiscriminatory gun laws. the founding fathers barred loyalists, people who refused to swear a loyalty to the revolution to own guns. we are talking about people exercising their freedom of conscious to think this was a bad idea to fight the strongest m
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Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
of the government's goals. in 2010, the states announced a plan to end the chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015 and to end homelessness among children, youth and families by 2020. the government is making some good progress. homeless rates in the veteran community has fallen by 17% by 2009 and there are 17% fewer homeless people than there were in 2007. but considering today's numbers those goals to end homelessness completely within the next few years with pretty much impossible. assistant housing secretary mark johnson says what the housing and urban development department would need is a ten-fold increase to its $2 billion budget. $20 billion does sound like a lot of money and it is but think progress put some of that in context. that's the same amount taxpayers subsidize the oil industry and it's less than americans spend on their christmas decorations. we'll be right back. (vo) this friday current tv presents a special event. >> nobody knows disasters like comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hurricane
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
economically on government policy and government programs. the eighth republican in a row to say oh, he lost, and he's giving stuff away, who is the base of their bases you know what i'm talking. man, when are you going to stop crying? you lost. get over it. do something else with your life. roger simon wrote a great article in making fun of them. the new republican ideas well, obviously he couldn't win. you can't beat a black guy. he said, quote their idea is it is not fair. romney was cursed with white skin, and rich and powerful father. the best education money could buy, and numerous cars, houses, boats, and offshore bank accounts. life can be so cruel. i loved the way that he mocked him. meanwhile what is john boehner up to? other than fighting the president on the grand bargain and the so-called fiscal cliff, he said if you do filibuster reform, and you actually can get legislation passed through the senate well, we would hate that because we love gridlock in washington as the republicans right? so he said, if the senate reforms it, the filibuster, we'll block every vote. quote, any bi
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
wanted to kill in the first place. about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying. and you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [ music ] >> chatting with you live at current.com/bill presscurrent.com/billpress this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv sglfrnings all right. thirty-three minutes after the hour, wednesday moving right along on the "full-court press." taking your calls on the opportunity i will have tonight. say a quick hello to the leader of the free world on your behalf. what's a quick message you think you want -- you would like me to pass along on your behalf? we will get right back to your calls and your e-mails and your twitter comments? just a se
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Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
. jennifer >>>> it's these "talking points" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying. and you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it! six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. phone number toll free from anywhere. "the stephanie miller show" the web site. you can e-mail us all ther
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Dec 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
companies around the rest of the world but government who is are doing major subsidies notably china subsidizing not just land but subsidizing capital finding framework where there's all kinds of built-in incentives. we can't compete on that basis can we? >> nor should we. i have a great quote that said the problem with america is not that it needs to be more like china. the problem with america is that it needs to be more like america. the reality is we used to have a bipartisan tradition from alexander hamilton, calvin coolidge to ronald reagan who said when it comes to manufacturing base we don't want gross subsidies but practical things, government investment in technology, skilled workforce the right tax incentives, and we're losing that. so we ought to recognize that there is a role, always has been a role in government. not the chinese role but the american role and get back to the basics. >> gavin: andy grove in the final moments, you sat down with andy and he made the case and you made it subtling in i beginning. if you lose your manufacturing you lose your r & d, your desig
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Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
can buy our government and shape it for their own personal benefit. this is strategy of people like the koch brothers and the devos family. they want to ensure a permanent republican majority by cutting off democratic fund-raising unions and by punishing the constituencies of democratic parties. you'll notice this. the strategy that they have doesn't involve winning the battle of ideas. it doesn't involve building coalitions for the republican party or expanding the republican tent. their strategy is all about extinguishing their opponent, killing off their support kill off their votes and their money. this is profound, people. if they can bring working people to their knees in michigan, they can and they will do it anywhere. make no mistake. the koch brothers are bringing this sad movie to a capitol near you. they're going state to state to dismantle the democratic infrastructure from the inside, brick by brick. the headline candidate like mitt romney come and go. but the real power the billionaires, the corp
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
the government's investment in the bank rescue. aig is now fully private again. and the british bank is going to pay the u.s. a $1.9 billion penalty for breaking u.s. sanction laws. they have transferred money through the u.s. to drug car tails and nations like iron. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. ... and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho, it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. stephaniemil
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Dec 11, 2012 9:00am PST
. taxpayers have now made a total of about $22.7 billion overall from the government's investment in the bank rescue. aig is now fully private again. and the british bank is going to pay the u.s. a $1.9 billion penalty for breaking u.s. sanction laws. they have transferred money through every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, fraud on wall street. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe driving bonus check? my agent, tom, said... [ voice of dennis ] ...only allstate sends you a bonus check for every six months you're accident-free... ...but i'm a woman. maybe it's a misprint. does it look like a misprint? ok. what i was trying... [ voice of dennis ] silence. ♪ ♪ ask an allstate agent about the safe driving bonus check. are you in good hands? >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >>
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
back by thor fear that the government fails to prevent the fiscal cliff, basically. one those challenges are taken care of, we expect the pace of recovery and job growth to begin to accelerate neck year said one of the key economists. and republicans don't want that. that's the problem. election season never ends for them. they are probably thinking woe can't have the economy turn around because that sets joe biden or whatever up perfectly. mickey you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: howdy. i just want to say a couple of things here that are very serious. the first thing is i'm a gay man in south dakota, and i work for a company -- i applied for in an ad in the paper here in my town where i live and there's a 90-day period that you have to work before you can get the job. so they worked me up to the 90th day and i was fired. and i asked why, and they said well and they all looked at one another like why are we firing him? and i said is it because i'm gay? and they said oh no no, no. and my neighbor across the street is a friend of one of the big b
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm PST
support the unions but as we know campaigning a very different from governing. things didn't look too promising this morning. so let's let the president speak for himself on this one. here he is in red ford, michigan late this afternoon. >> obama: what we shouldn't be doing is taking away your rights to bargain for better wages. these so-called right to work laws have everything to do with politics. >> nice work mr. president, reelection beginning to look good on you. and michigan's workers are forging ahead. tomorrow thousands of protesters are set to desecond on the capitol of lancing. two school districts have canceled classes because of these protests. today we got a preview. members of the nurse's union appeared with duct tape over their mouths. they blamed not only legislatures, but rick snyder who did a 180 on the issue. >> people are upset. people feel they have been taken advantage of, and the governor ises are ponsable. >> a new did you seems to back up that claim. it shows the michigan republican chairman describing how back in 2007 they decided not to intr
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Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
, bill. i say let's get out the government grilled cheese. let's go live in our cardboard boxes and go over the cliff. i am so sick of these spoiled rich people! they're a bunch of spoiled rotten babies! i'm cooking up the government grilled cheese. we're going over the cliff! >> buckle up, here we go! >> bill: buckle up, here we go. i'm with you joey. that's the best strategy. sometimes, as i said to the president last night on your behalf hold the line! hang tough! stick to your principles. this time we got them! two years ago, it was a different scenario. two years ago i wish he hadn't done it but i understand why. the president felt that he had to cave in. not this time! mr. president, as i told him last night hold the line! when we come back, karl rove and dick morris, are you going to miss them? michael calderone from "huffington post" will tell us what that's all about. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understan
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
at point is our government going to speak about it. i'm not one to condone removing all guns. we need to have a conversation. >> stephanie: also, i think everybody's going a little crazy around the holidays. i think there are a lot of factors right now. everybody i know is -- we're having mutual bitch session all day on the phone. 17 minutes after the hour. kids, i don't know what we would do without carbonite here at the "the stephanie miller show." t-bone has all of our contacts, guest names and numbers in his computer. you have everything. >> everything. >> stephanie: only reason are you have job security. >> thank you. >> stephanie: you have the jingles and the sound bytes and the music. i have show prep stuff stuff from my book. pictures, sexy liberal stuff. one power outage, one virus one stolen computer, boom, there goes everything you have unless you have carbonite. it is all up there hey hey in the cloud. that's what i'm saying. >> hey hey? >> i think you were mixing your rolling stones. >> stephanie:
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
"we earned president clinton's respect by closing the government twice and being very rough and tumble. we showed we actually were willing to take the heat." mr. wistful himself. newt gingrich. then moving on to the fifth stage of grief. we finally reach the last one which is acceptance. the acknowledgement that i can't fight it. i might as well prepare for it. and, in fact, we're seeing signs that some of the more evolved republicans have reached that stage. a few dozen republicans have actually joined a bipartisan call to find a compromise. they signed a letter calling for the exploration of all options on taxes and entitlement programs. and today, one of them, kay granger of texas said that a demand to raise rates on top earners is, and this is her quote "just the right thing to do." representative mike simpson of idaho told bloomberg news "it's pretty obvious that obama won the election and he promised he was going to raise tax on the wealthiest and he said while it may be unpalatable, there is enough s
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
party, of course. >> eliot: this has been a fascinating education in the rules of governing. >> i'm glad you brought it up. the opportunity actually allowed democracy, small d., to work. >> eliot: this is where the two sides are bumping heads. my suspicion is that the republicans will cave on rates and say ok, we'll give you your tax breaks for the 98% but not vote to raise the debt ceiling try to use that. >> i think the president will insist as part of any agreement that we deem with the debt ceiling. the republicans can allow the tax cuts to proceed and say we're going to work on round two. the american public did not look kindly on the republicans holding the entire economy hostage. the fiscal cliff is bad, but not irretrievable. you can go into january and still put the pieces back together. as you know, defaulting on the debt is irretrievable thing. that's the economic equivalent of a nuclear weapon. that is a big dynamite compared to the fiscal cliff crew having said that, as they get to the year end, i think they'll say we'll vote to extend middle class tax cuts. our leverage is
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
an on to us? that wouldn't happen in a democracy. but in our form of government the people who are served, the people who are represented are the one who is are the largest donors. if you look at how much google gave president obama as an example they gave $737,055. they were his third largest donor. weird how they get to get away with all those tax avoidance schemes. of course, they're not the only ones, and the republicans do larger tax avoidance schemes. the guy who invented some of those tax avoid avoidance schemes. son of boss, killing the tax codes one way or another. on the upside democrats have unions donating to them, too, so they need to be balanced between workers and their bosses. in fact, according to the associated press the estimate of how much they spent on democrats in the 2012 cycle is $400 million. now, what is interesting is where president obama is going to come out on this issue. they've got a lot of money from corporations for unions, which way is he going to go? in michigan governor snyder said no, the right to work laws are, you know, which by the way are the wors
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Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
. there will be a massive growth in the supply. >> cenk: i think government should do a strict regulation and she should dispense it. the american people have spoken, in a gallup poll, 64% say the federal government should not mess with the state laws of colorado and washington. i've heard from conservatives for decades how important states rights are. are you going to tell me that you do not believe in states rights? [ laughing ] >> i believe in states right. the 64%, that hardly means that--that hardly means that 64% of the country you present that as though 64% of the country supports legalization of marijuana. but i go back to your previous point. you say supply, let's regulate it. now you're in the tobacco conundrum. now you have massive federal intervention regulators at the federal level and that's just what we have in tobacco. >> i have no problems regulating it. what we were right now we have a mess. apparently you don't believe in states rights and i'll never let you make that argument again. thankthank you for come together program. >> thank you. >> cenk: the five political lies of the year.
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
in the government does have those connections. but also has another foot in the conservative movement, and has those conservative bona fides which dick army did which made him so appealing as head of that organization. >> jennifer: so many fascinateing developments on the far right. it's a good day to be a democrat. that's andy kroll. thank you so much for coming on "the war room." if alan west ever left the house of representatives some sort of of--how shall i say--some incident would be involved. then patrick murphy came and sent him alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> jennifer: back inside "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm. okay, i have a
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
for anywhere. >> all right. >> right to work is about lessening worker's voice in government and the workplace. >> if it's not about economic development, is it more of a political action against the progressive movement? >> i absolutely thingk it is. we have seen all kinds of voter suppression, suppression of democratic rights. this is another example. the wealthy -- this is really driven by wealthy forces in michigan that you know well, the debos. family others dick debos, and they want the wealthy to get more and more and the workers to get less and less to try to push us down to third-world level on wages and benefits. it's outrage ooze. it shows the tremendous -- actually we did him 10 days of really fruitful discussions about how to change the dynamics in michigan, how to change the climate, with the governor with the head of the senate the head of the house. then the right-wing pressure came down and the governor n my view caved to that pressure. >> but i heard that one of the entities also funding this in addition to the bill yon air, dick
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Dec 10, 2012 9:00am PST
>>>> it's these "talking points" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying. and you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. ♪ ♪ the trucks are going farther. the new 2013 ram 1500. ♪ ♪ with the best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. ♪ ♪ guts. glory. ram. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe driving bonus check? what is that? so weird, right? my agent, tom, said... [ voice of dennis ] ...only allstate sends you a bonus check for every six months you're accident-free... ...but i'm a woman. maybe it's a misprint. does it look like a misprint? ok. what i was trying... [ voice of dennis ] silence. ♪ ♪ ask an allstate
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
your government hates workers and women. and again, i don't know with everything going on the fiscal cliff and all of that if people saw this. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] you talk about republicans rammed through this legislation in a lame duck session hours after they were introduce to both chambers, prohibiting private unions that nonunion employees pay fees. the senate imposed the same requirement on most public unions. no public input. it was a naked power play. orchestrated by the skeevy governor rick schneider who was riding the anti-union wave. it would have enshrined public employee collective baring aining. right to work essentially a way for corporate bastards to tell the workers to go [ bleep ] themselves. and not so fun fact, in fact, most of the [ bleep ] states for workers in the country a right to work because it makes it easier to reduce pay and benefits. i don't know if anybody knew what -- that this all happened so quickly. >> it did. in fact, it got filed and there is actual
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-paying middle class jobs in america. you need to have an active government to enable us to do that. >> yes, we lost all of those years. you had the unfortunate job of being the governor of michigan while george w. bush was president. but the bush plan was part and parcel to what we're seeing now. and actually before bush it happened to the governor before you who was there for -- i don't know how long? 12 years? >> jennifer: yeah. >> but this really started with ronald reagan, when he fired the air traffic controllers. and maybe we can talk about this in the next segment, because i would like to offer some constructive criticism of what we need to do now. >> jennifer: yes, i totally want to do that. but i just want to ask you a question, though, because i know you said that you were done making movies, but i -- i -- i reject that, because even though you think that you were banging your head against the wall with roger and me if you leave the -- the communication channels to only fox news and those, there will be no voice for the other side so i want you to do a sequel to
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
? jennifer >>>> it's these "talking points" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. really! you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread? here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. [ ice crackling ] [ knuckles cracking ] and who are you supposed to be, back-up? what you looking at? ha! cat-like reflexes... whoa! [ male announcer ] the coors light silver bullet pint. it's bigger. it's resealable. it's still the coldest. don't you do it. don't you do it! [ male announcer ] frost brewed coors light. the world's most refreshing
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" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying. and you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. current tv, it's been all building up to this. >>bill shares his views, now it's your turn. >>i know you're going to want to weigh in on these issues. >>connect with "full court press with bill press" at facebook.com/billpressshow and on twitter at bpshow. >>i believe people are hungry for it. [ music ] >> on your radio and on current tv "the bill press show." >> thirteen minutes before the top of the hour, the full court press, we are talking about the supreme court's decision to take not one but two cases related to marriage equality here and chris geidner, our guest in studio with julie mason. chrys ge
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. over in syria the government is apparently moving its chemical weapons. now, of course is a red line for nato and the u.s. and even russia is concerned about this, saying if you use chemical weapons, then the international community will have to respond. already 40,000 dead in syria. >> in iran, they have apparently captured another of our drones. >> they claim they brought down a scan eekle on the ground the zone. it's a small surveillance drone generally used to watch their own ships not an armed drone. if iran brought it down, the u.s. will see that as an aggressive action. last month they tried to shoot one down in the same place. ayear ago iran claimed to have brought down a more technical drone. >> cenk: that is three different instances of at least firing or capturing one of our drones. the last time the americans said no absolutely not, one of our drones just happened to get lost. later, they said yeah, ok, that was our drone. by the way we want it back from iran. we're just flying an illegal drone over your air space would you give i did back to us. iran said no. take a look
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. they hired government expense a lawyer many consider the finest supreme court hit gator of the moment. they're not just going through the moments as paul clement said. so far a total of two million for legal proceedings. there is going to have to be more as they go forward with this. >> right. >> stephanie: to me, clearly unconstitutional. so we're spending money -- they're spending money to defend this because nobody wants to defend it anymore. >> that's the goofy part. and they're having a hard time. when you've got george will coming out saying it is time to put this behind us, this is old people who are against this for the most part, the issue they have is that they're like okay, we need to reshape our image. we need to reshape our message. but the core of what they believe isn't shifting at all. immigration policies -- are racism. >> stephanie: their argument about this. and its oogieness. legal definition of it is. >> i want a law passed so i don't have to feel oogie when i see a gay couple walking hand in
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